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What is the most gun friendly state?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. curlymaple42

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    Maine is pretty good. Even VT has certain Towns you can't carry in, like Burlington! And Berry, although not sure why Berry is worth going to. Lol. Maine runs the risk if the liberals screwing things up though, around Portland. See, Maine and Oregon both have a Portland and they are both full of liberals!

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  2. carbine85

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    I didn't read the whole thread but Ohio is actually pretty good. We have CCW, open carry and lots of gun show shows. We do have a 30 round mag limit but that's never enforced unless someone did something stupid as far as I can tell.
     
  3. splattergun

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    Utah is Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground. Also, your personal automobile is considered an extension of your home, CCW not required to carry in your vehicle. Utah is open carry, CCW is shall issue. Constitutional carry was supposed to be considered this year, but I don't know the status of that bill.

    Also I have frequently seen open carry in SE Idaho.
     
  4. captain awesome

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    You know, as much as I hate the heat here in AZ, Our good gun laws really soften the blow. Its a trade off, if you can handle hotter than hell summers, here is your reward.

    The only bad things I can think of is there is still no carrying in a school zone or church without a ccw, and no carrying in government facilities. They still let businesses post NO GUN signs and they are protected and enforced by a revised statute to do so, which is unfortunate, because I like shopping at Costco, and eating at Outback Steak House. We also have to disclose to an officer if we are carrying if they ask, and you have to be 21 to carry concealed.

    And they haven't said "screw you" to the feds and said "NO gun laws what so ever are enforced here (NFA, included), and anyone trying to will be charged with a felony, and be forced to pay extravagant reparations to their victim." I can dream can't I?
     
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  5. Racinfan83

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    Missouri is not too bad. (tie for 39th on the Brady hate list):D
    We have Shall Issue, no waiting unless the BR check discovers something they want to further investigate (has not happened to me...yet), no mag restrictions, we honor all other CCW permits + have the "peaceable journey" law that allows you to carry through the state on a "peaceable journey", open carry (unless restricted by local law), There is a significant list of places that CC is not allowed - but if you are discovered and don't cause a stink about it, and leave, there is nothing more they can do to you. We have the Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground. There is a training requirement for your CCW liscense (which I think is a good idea anyway). So far - the libtards in the Eastern part of the state (St Louis) haven't messed with any gun laws - YET. I think that even THEY realize that there are so many guns in the hands of criminals in St Louie that to do anything to disarm the public would invite chaos....:rolleyes:
     
  6. Bobson

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    Are you sure about that?? I don't remember ever seeing this in the title 13.
     
  7. chaddy

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    How bout n.c.
     
  8. Bobson

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    Upon further investigation through the ARS 13-3102 (Misconduct Involving Weapons), I don't see anything that lists a church as a prohibited place to carry, regardless of whether or not a person has a concealed-carry permit. The same section does list schools, nuclear and hydroelectric power plants, and polling places (on the day of election) as prohibited places. I would expect churches, if applicable, to be listed in the same area.
     
  9. curlymaple42

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    I went to college there and i clearly remember something about that.

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  10. ThirtyOughtSix

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    Virginia has pretty decent gun laws. OC is allowed, CC is shall issue, full NFA, etc.
     
  11. 9MMare

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    Really? There are towns in VT where you cant carry? CC or OC or both?

    How do the laws work that that is allowed? Our state constitution prevents that here.
     
  12. 9MMare

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    I like the sound of the 'peaceable journey law'.....what is that?
     
  13. 9MMare

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    Our summers are perfect....sunny for days on end, 70 degrees, and no humidity.

    As for clear days, hard rains arent that common and you can do alot in the mist....I do, have a farm to run and am out in it all the time, no problem.

    Even now, my nights are usually above 38 degrees...no freezing.

    It's the mud that get to me.
     
  14. 4570Tom

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    Vermont has no restrictions regarding carrying, be it open or concealed, with the exception of places like schools, state buildings, courts, and such. There are some towns/cities that have discharge ordinances.

    The AWB proposed for Burlington is quite restrictive and essentially prohibits the possession of certain semi-auto firearms. The city council proposed the ban but in order for it to pass several steps have to happen. Voters in Burlington have to approve it, and the Vermont legislature has to vote in favor of it (passage of the ban would result in a change to the city's charter, and all city charter changes need legislative approval). So it is far from a done deal, though disturbing that it has even gotten this far. Interestingly, the Burlington police department was doing their firearms training at a fish and game club in another part of the state. Following the Burlington City council's recent proposal, that fish and game club declined to allow the BPD to continue to train there.

    There is no AWB proposal in Barre. Every year another local fish and game club sponsors a gun show at the Barre Civic Center, a city owned building. Shortly after Sandy Hook the mayor of Barre asked the fish and game club to prohibit "assault weapons" at the gun show. The fish and game club politely declined to have any restrictions and that was the end of it. But many of the state's mayor have signed onto MAIG.

    A Vermont state senator proposed a statewide AWB, but withdrew it shortly after due to a lack of support.

    A Vermont state representative has proposed magazine size restrictions, along with requiring training in order to carry concealed. This one is still floating around, and, surprisingly to me, has not generated the vocal opposition any of the AWB proposals have.

    So how gun friendly is Vermont? It remains to be seen. The demographics of the state continue to change, but if you get outside of Burlington and the rest of Chittenden County you can find a lot of 2nd Amendment supporters. One of our biggest problems now is that we haven't had a lot of anti-gun legislation in the past and we are complacent. Hopefully getting hammered on all sides will be a wake up call.
     
  15. C0untZer0

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    I see that no one said Illinois...
     
  16. Evergreen

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I am not moving to the Northeast.. If it isn't the weather, it is just the close proximity of the all the Big Government states that need to regulate every little facet of how we live our lives. Also, anybody who thinks the weather is bad in the Northwest hasn't been to the Northeast.

    The fact that Vermont is working so hard to pass so much anti-gun legislation and is even making progress in the area, really worries me about how "gun-friendly" it truly is.


    Washington has great weather.. But, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I am use to mud, grey and drizzle.. However, we have 3 months of sunshine with a mild, dry Summer. The rest of the year is moderate with a bit of drizzle. The mountains are full of snow and not far, but the valleys are usually clear. Eastern Washington is rougher with weather, but not as bad a many parts of the country. While the rest of country is being gobbled up by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, snowstorms, its 50F with just a little bit of drizzle over here.

    My shooting range is well equipped for the rain and is totally covered. You could be shooting on a rainy day and not think twice about it.


    Actually, somebody on this thread did mention South Chicago is quite gun friendly. However, maybe he wasn't referring to those who legally possess them. :p
     
  17. Racinfan83

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    Here is the best I can find on MO vehicle laws regarding "peaceable journey":
    ""Peaceable journey

    Missouri has a "peaceable journey" under Missouri Statutes 571.030 which law says it is legal to carry the weapon in a passenger compartment of a vehicle as long as (1) the concealable firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed, (2) the person is 21 or older, or (3) the person is in his dwelling unit (e.g. RV) or upon premises over which the person has possession/authority/control, or is traveling in a continuous journey peaceably through this state.[6]

    The same applies (it is not a crime) when the person is 21 and possesses an exposed firearm for the lawful pursuit of game.""

    Basically you can have a gun of any type inside your vehicle as long as you are 21 or older, legal to own a gun..and not shooting out of the car :D:D:D
     
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    Washington, if it was not for the new Governor stating on his 2nd day in office we need more gun control and the legislator looking to favor increased back ground checks ( no more ftf ) That said, it took 2 weeks to get my CPL and living 2 miles from the oldest gun club in Washington (I shoot at weekly ) I still like Washington.
     
  19. chaddy

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    How bout N.C.
     
  20. Okiegunner

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    Obviously, I'm a little bit biased for Oklahoma. Not THE most gun friendly state, but I'd bet its in the top 1/2 dozen. As of last November we are open carry.
     
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    Alabama is good, but I wouldn't say that it's the best. However we have several bills in the legislature right now to move us up a couple of spots. Hopefully they pass.
     
  22. 9MMare

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    Doesnt NC have zero carry anywhere alcohol is served? Not even restaurants?

    That is a big negative for me....cant go out to dinner with friends in many places? Thankfully not like that in WA.
     
  23. Racinfan83

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    Now THERE is where Missouri is better. Missouri has a law that cities and towns can only regulate two things when it comes to firearms - "discharge within city limits" and "open carry". All other laws must be Statewide... That is probably why the dump of St Louis hasn't tried to be like chicago....:rolleyes:
     
  24. justice06rr

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    I think Alaska has got to be the most gun-friendly states, if not the top 2.
     
  25. hacksaw

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    Didnt read all of the responses...but gotta toss South Carolina out there just in case nobody else has. Shall issue, NFA..pretty much anything you can ask for in terms of 2A freedoms. :)
     
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